Christmas comes but once a year, and for that reason, The Conran Shop endeavours to make yuletide as memorable and as extra-special as possible.
For 2019, accompanying our series of festive masterclasses, we’ve warmly invited some of our favourite brands into our stores to share their secrets, stories and complimentary samples.
MARYLEBONE VILLAGE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON
The Conran Shop Marylebone | 13th November | 16:00 − 19:00
The fiercely anticipated annual event has become a mainstay of the capital’s Christmas cultural calendar, for residents and tourists alike. Marylebone Village and The Howard de Walden Estate take over Marylebone High Street as they turn on its Christmas lights. In-store, we’ll be adding to festivities with the help of our friends:
Not-Another-Bill’s marvellous monogramming station will be on-site to personalise any Not-Another-Bill stationery and tech cases bought on the night.
Have your portrait taken by Polaroid’s professional photographer and have it framed in an exclusive Polaroid Christmas card.
Our friends at Laboratory Perfumes will be on hand with complimentary discovery sets to try on a first come first, serve basis.
Meet the makers of Lola’s Apothecary and their delectable offering. Take home complimentary samples and get a mini Body & Massage Oil Roll-On with every Lola’s Apothecary purchase.
THE CHOCOLATE LIBERTINE
Handcrafted chocolate artistes, The Chocolate Libertine, will be in-store with trays upon trays of their mouth-watering treats for you to sample while you shop.
GIN DEMONSTRATIONS & TASTINGS WITH GIN ETC. BY KITCHEN PROVISIONS
The Conran Shop Marylebone | 30th November | 11:00 – 18:00
The Conran Shop Chelsea | 1st December | 12:00 – 17:00
With its first store in Stoke Newington and its second recently opened in Coal Drops Yard, Kitchen Provision’s Gin Etc. team will be onsite with their botanical gin-making kits to share their secrets of mixology and magic.
CHOCOLATE TASTING WITH TONY’S CHOCOLONEY
The Conran Shop Marylebone | 7th December | 14:00 − 17:00
Dutch activists turned chocolatiers, Tony’s Chocoloney is on a mission to end slavery in the chocolate industry. Blending decadent chocolate to support over 5,000 cocoa-farming families worldwide, the brand will present its unique and tasty wares to bolster all Christmas shoppers.
MEET THE FOUNDERS OF LOLA’S APOTHECARY
The Conran Shop Selfridges | 7th December | 12:00 – 19:00
Meet the makers of Lola’s Apothecary, discover their delectable offering and take home complimentary samples. Each sensual bath oil from the Devon-based artisan is curated to bring joy, wellness and peace to your life, priding quality and sustainability most of all.
CANDLE ENGRAVING WITH CURIONOIR
The Conran Shop Selfridges | 7th December | 11:00 – 19:00
Add a personal touch to your delightfully scented Curionoir candle with free engraving by Curionoir’s expert craftspeople. New Zealand’s Curionoir offers bespoke scented candles and fragrances for the refined individual, with a focus on ethical trading, sustainability and local ingredient sourcing.
PRODUCT PERSONALISATION WITH NOT-ANOTHER-BILL
The Conran Shop Selfridges | 7th – 9th December | All Day
Not-Another-Bill’s marvellous monogramming station will be on-site to personalise any Not-Another-Bill stationery and tech accessories purchased.
WISHBONE CHAIR WEAVING WITH CARL HANSEN & SØN
The Conran Shop Selfridges | 9th December | 12:00 − 20:00
Each iconic Wishbone chair features an intricate hand-woven paper cord seat and wooden frame. Stop by and discover this weaving wonder as Carl Hansen & Søn’s expert artisans demonstrate the meticulous crafting of the renowned chair. Plus, one lucky winner will take home their own limited edition.
ILLUSTRATION DEMONSTRATIONS WITH ISKN
The Conran Shop Selfridges | 9th December | 12:00 − 19:00
Based in Grenoble, iskn is the leading pioneer in augmented interaction. Discover the creative possibilities of its Slate 2+ device with demonstrations by freelance illustrator, Tony Blake.
SCENT DISCOVERY WITH LABORATORY PERFUMES
The Conran Shop Selfridges | 9th December | 16:00 – 19:00
Our friends at Laboratory Perfumes will be on hand with complimentary discovery sets to try on a first come first, serve basis. Inspired by a deep passion for fragrance, the British brand develops evolutionary scents.
CHOCOLATE TASTING WITH THE CHOCOLATE LIBERTINE
The Conran Shop Marylebone | 14th December | 10:00 − 16:00
Wonderfully creative Buckinghamshire-based chocolatiers, The Chocolate Libertine, empower cocoa farmers while crafting visually striking chocolate. With artistry at the centre of their business, sample their handcrafted creations and unusual flavour combinations in-store.